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Sasha Nemtsov

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Last 20 Posts

  • Breaking News: Citadel/Plex Contracting. in EVE Communication Center

    Gimme Sake wrote:

    An entrepreneur with malign intent inflitrates an organization and subverts it from inside. That's a difficult task and requires extensive planning, dedication, earning trust of the members etc.

    I dont understand why you consider turning on and off a switch a great enterprise. Any cheeky baboon can do that and it does not make it harsh, rutheless gameplay, it makes it an annoyance easily avoided.

    I don't see why you compare it to ganking because that requires a certain effort and timed dedication from the ganker. Nobody asked CCP to make it easier or to remove the intended risk element, the request is the removal of an exploit introduced by poorly implemented mechanics.

    You 'don't understand' and you 'don't see'. There is therefore not a great deal I can do to disabuse you of the curious notions contained in your post.

    Presumably, what you mean to say is that the citadel 'exploit' requires no effort and is therefore not to be considered equal with awoxing and ganking.

    In terms of the effort required, I've no doubt that citadel/contract stuff is a piece of cake (I don't 'do' citadels). However, I'm more interested in the outcome, the effect of the activity - and that is fully in keeping with the PvP flavour of EVE Online (and of Highsec, in particular).

    It's wise to engage the brainbox before mounting the soapbox...

  • Breaking News: Citadel/Plex Contracting. in EVE Communication Center

    ISD Max Trix wrote:
    Why would CCP change it? It was the same way for Null Stations and Outpost, why wouldn't Citadels be the same way? If you look at the contact destination it says "Destination may not be accessible." or some such thing.

    It seems to be a Highsec thing. Citadels are seen as 'your own little piece of sov' in an area of New Eden where there is no sov as a Nullsec dweller would understand it.

    Unlike Nullsec though, the intermingling of 'neutrals' and others on a system-by-system basis in Highsec is entirely the norm, and thus the opportunity to scam the daylights out of players has introduced new opportunities for the entrepreneur of malign intent.

    In my (heavily jaundiced) view, it doesn't make up for the clubbing to death of can-flipping and awoxing, which afforded the added attraction of making a public spectacle of the target, but it does go some way to preserving the PvP environment of Highsec.

    In the same way that it's easy to avoid being ganked, it is simplicity itself to ward off the would-be contract scammer. As usual, only those will fall prey to such shenanigans as are likely to deserve to do so.

    Carry on, CCP.

  • Login issues at downtime causing account log in list to be wiped. in EVE Communication Center

    I managed to log in one of my accounts, but the second one failed (launcher failed to connect to server).

    I opened a new instance of the launcher and that failed too. Expecting an unscheduled downtime.....

    Fixed. Thanks CCP!

  • Battles Videos Without Music (or with sound) in EVE Communication Center

    Kristin Sabrioski wrote:
    They're usually muted because most audio recorded by fleet fights is third party audio chats.

    Thanks Kristin; that didn't occur to me.

    I'd wanted the ISD fight to have a commentary, which is another way of enhancing the atmosphere, but it just wasn't possible as a live feature. It could have been added later, but it's not one of my strengths... The music could then have run under the commentary and the in-game sfx managed by whoever was tasked with capturing the action - someone not in the actual battle.

    I find EVE not particularly easy to video-capture entertainingly in action sequences.

  • Battles Videos Without Music (or with sound) in EVE Communication Center

    It's an interesting point, Vann.

    Earlier this year I laid a synth track under an ISD shoot-out, towards the end of a video I made about the event, using in-game footage supplied by them.

    The reason was that the one-on-one battle itself, although not devoid of sound of course, consisted mainly of the repetitive (and rather slow) firing of the weapons (they were in battleships), and a bunch of drones. That was it. They were fighting at close quarters, so there were no prop mods in evidence. Tracking mods would have been noisy, but only heard from the ships actually using them, which is another problem, I guess. The one capturing the video isn't always in the fight.

    I get what you mean, and I understand that sometimes the selection of music for this purpose is unhelpful, but that's in the hands of the video-maker - and most of them seem to feel that the music is necessary to reinforce the drama of what's on-screen.

    Perhaps a compromise would be to lower the volume of the music so that the sfx could be heard; but asking most folks to 'turn it down!' is not likely to meet with success.

    I wish you luck on your search, and I always check out this sub-forum for interesting stuff, so perhaps something will turn up!

  • The Chronicles of Evonya - a MediEVEal Farce in EVE Gameplay Center

    Clockwork Robot wrote:
    Sasha Nemtsov wrote:

    I'm not entirely happy myself with Google's 'everything, everywhere, sign-up-once' global domination strategy. If you think it's a barrier to getting in to stuff, you should try getting out of it! They made it so bloody awkward last time I tried that I lost the will to live, and stayed - which of course was their intention.

    My dear Sasha, perhaps you could view it in the light that the lawfully elected Saviour of The Internet, Google, has put in place it's own Code, which you, as a denizen of the aforementioned virtual space, must abide by?

    It may seem annoying to some... But Google was, like James, elected to the position it holds atop the pecking order. And honestly, even Gallant can see that a one-time sign up is a good investment, my friend.

    Enjoy your web-compliance, and rejoice in helping Google make the web a better, more content filled place!

    Hrrrumph! (But well reasoned, and elegantly expressed...!)

  • The Chronicles of Evonya - a MediEVEal Farce in EVE Gameplay Center

    Areen Sassel wrote:
    Please, might you upload this somewhere that doesn't want to hump my leg over getting a Google account for age verification?

    Hi Areen, you've made a good point there, which certainly merits a full response.

    I'm not entirely happy myself with Google's 'everything, everywhere, sign-up-once' global domination strategy. If you think it's a barrier to getting in to stuff, you should try getting out of it! They made it so bloody awkward last time I tried that I lost the will to live, and stayed - which of course was their intention.

    Do you have any suggestions? I would still have to use YouTube, because it's where a lot of folks go, but I could upload to, for example, Vimeo, to give you a choice. I do have an account there, too, which I've not used for years.

    I just quickly went to check Vimeo out and - they've moved the goalposts! Their sliced-up sub system means that I'd have to pay $17/mo to get what YT gives me for nothing (bar the ads, I suppose). Well, the 'Basic' account is free, so why not?

    Again, let me know of any suggestions you have, and whether you'd be prepared to use Vimeo.

    EDIT: I just realised that I put an age-limit thing on this particular video, because of some of the content (language). I'll take it off and add a note to the description. Thanks for pointing it out Areen.

  • Concord in EVE Communication Center

    (Yawn) What, this again?

    CCP says somewhere that ~80% of players live, work, and play in Highsec.

    They do so under the current rules governing non-consensual player conflict.

    If non-consensual PvP were to be removed, what would change?

    You're right; there'd be an immediate QoL uptick for those of the 80% who are averse to conflict.

    So... CCP is expected to unbalance the whole game in exchange for a few smug smiles from the carebears?

    I don't think so.

  • The Chronicles of Evonya - a MediEVEal Farce in EVE Gameplay Center

    Sasha: Ye denizens of C&P! My latest YouTube offering is a short piece inspired by the writings of James 315.
    C&P: (Groan) No, really?

    Evonya is in medieval turmoil. James 315 and his ‘Newe Order’ have sworn to ‘rid Hyghsecke of ye carebears and ye botte-aspirants; to hunt them down and to kill them!’

    Conveniently enough, 3 arch-carebears choose that very moment to ride into town on their sturdy Retriever. Will they find the riches they seek? Will they stop bitching among themselves for long enough to appreciate my scene-creation skills?

    James ‘His Humblenesse’ 315
    Trebor ‘ye Bombast’ Daehdoow
    ‘Mikey-Mike’ Azariah
    Ripard ‘Jester’ Teg.

    (Also, sundry peasants and persons of ye lower sort….)

    “Salty. Spicy. Savage.” ~ The New Halaima Silver Screen Review

    The Chronicles of Evonya

  • The CSM – Council of Sov. Management. in EVE Communication Center

    Steve Ronuken wrote:
    So yes, I need to worry about my income.

    You shouldn't worry about your income if being a popular 3rd party developer is not its primary source. Though I know we're grateful for it, nobody actually asked you to do what you do. If it's causing you to worry, perhaps you should give your health a higher priority.

  • VMG New Website in EVE Communication Center

    I liked it very much!

    As someone else has mentioned, there's the occasional clash of text versus background, but not a deal-breaker for me at all; it's difficult to get it right for everyone. I didn't look closely at the ships, so can't comment on their use.

    I'm funny about language tho. Is it a purely American thing to use the word 'purchase' instead of 'buy'? Or, in this case, the word 'assist', when 'help' is available and entirely appropriate? Using formal words rather than informal ones tends to distance you from people, certainly emphasising the contractual nature of your business, but also perhaps alienating those who are 'on the fence' about whether to use your services. Psychology, probably. Again, not a deal-breaker for me.

    In the same nit-picky vein, you declare war on a party, and not 'to' it. You could make 'in game' into 'in-game', since it's an acknowledged expression.

    As I said though, I like it.

  • Just got my first billboard ad made, what do you think guys? in EVE Communication Center

    Hi Jamus, I enjoyed your short promo. I've left a brief message in the comments on YT.

    Just as an aside, I found the barge movements a bit jerky; probably you did too. I've had problems with this myself in my own video work; it's a pain. I wonder whether changing the mouse sensitivity in the settings would help? I haven't tried that yet, but will do so when I get a moment. If you get there before me, do let me know.

    To repeat what I said on YT, most people don't realise just how much work goes into conceiving and making even a short piece of promo work, let alone designing and coding an app! You've done both, and I think you've earned yourself a congratulatory slap on the back.

    Of course, it's never really over, is it? Always a bit more tinkering here and there. Love it!

  • Miner Extortion by Gankers in EVE Gameplay Center

    Clockwork Robot wrote:
    Vipsan Agrippa wrote:
    Peorthyr Ashagal wrote:

    Sorry if I've touched you somehow.

    Never apologise to a Codie, just realise they are sensitive petals who wail at the smallest prick ( not you ).

    The locals here usually ignore their circle jerk posts to each other.

    They have low self esteem from a cloning accident that denied them reproductive organs. The same cloning mistake gave them sub par brains, only able to achieve repetitive botting tasks such as ganking.

    I have studied these pathetic organisms by numerous biopsy's on their podded corpses. Some superior entities (by comparison) have been able to break free of their cult like environment. Establishing their own care facility and activities, well done to the Kusions for this minor achievement. Baby steps, baby steps!

    James315 started out as their carer. As time went by and the pressures of running such a large care facility struck, he had a break-down. Whilst on a battery of cheap medications supplied by the Angel Cartel James315 had visions; "Why be just a low paid long suffering carer surrounded by bots - I will be the Organ Grinder and these bots can be my unpaid monkeys."

    So you see Peorthr, the locals here NEVER take a Codie seriously. We nod and wink at them, occasionally pod them for sport , but we NEVER take them seriously.

    Help explain?

    That is like, so many words for a group you don't take seriously. I'm certain Sasha has a more eloquently worded statement to this effect, but sometimes I prefer brevity.

    You care. A lot.

    Vipsan is blocked, CR; I'm just too tired these days to tease out the sense from the dross. I did notice, however, an error.

    Fatty - Fatties
    Lolly - Lollies
    Biopsy - ?


  • Miner Extortion by Gankers in EVE Gameplay Center

    Peorthyr Ashagal wrote:
    Sorry if I've touched you somehow.

    To touch me, you must first catch me!

    No, no. You displayed what I took to be naivety, given that bumping has been discussed to death - in all its aspects. No one begrudges you your opinion; however, don't be surprised if it isn't wholeheartedly embraced by an adoring public, in raptures at your originality and hearing it for the first time.

    The Crime and Punishment sub-forum presents a challenging environment to the unwary. Don't be unwary.

    I don't need to see EVE's code. The physics of bumping were also discussed - along with the other goodies you clearly missed. It's not your fault I suppose if you missed the thread/s, but it wouldn't hurt, would it, to at least try to discover whether your opinion was likely to spark interest or not. Of course, you may not care whether or not it does so.

    Have you submitted your thoughts and opinions to the Player Features & Ideas sub-forum?

    You round off your mini-sulk with 'it was just my opinion, nothing more'. Young man; opinions matter. That is, informed and well-formed opinions matter.

    D'you know, I've completely forgotten what this is all about. Better stop there, Sasha....

  • Miner Extortion by Gankers in EVE Gameplay Center

    Peorthyr Ashagal wrote:
    Dom Arkaral wrote:
    Kill the bumper instead of crying on the forums?

    No tears here, sorry. (but I can sense some salt from you?)
    try to read my sentences, I know my english isn't perfect, but I bet you got the sense.

    As I've already explained, I feel the bumping thingy a little "ugly" to see, this is a game with big starships, lasers, missiles, megainfernorockets... and bumping...that's the anti-epicness IMHO.

    maybe a better mechanic for bumping (and some visuals) is needed to maintain the epic level of the game at the same state as other things in EVE.

    What you're talking about has been discussed before. Surprise, surprise.

    The way collisions are handled in EVE is no less 'realistic' than the way other features are handled; dare I suggest that 'point-and-click' is hardly a technological innovation...

    I suspect that it would be just too much work to change the mechanic - even if there were an appetite for doing so.

    At some point, if bumping is proven to be in need of a change, CCP will do it, and ask for no one's 'by your leave..' Let's cross that bridge when we come to it.

    You will, however, have to explain how crashing into a ship might otherwise work. Pay special attention to whether both vessels are in motion when the collision happens, or whether the 'target' is stationary. Calculate the relative speeds and trajectories in order to display the severity of any damage which might occur. Ask the Art Dept to create damage workups for each ship in the game. How would 10% damage to the front off-side point of a Retriever piloted by someone with only basic shield-tanking skills be represented - in colour . Then multiply that visual damage profile for ships with SKINS; a new profile for each SKIN. Spaceships move very quickly; on collision, might not both vessels simply explode (given the high energy amounts locked within them)? I suppose that might start a new playstyle of suicide-bumping...

    Then start your coding...

    Simple, really.

  • Miner Extortion by Gankers in EVE Gameplay Center

    StarVex Ronuken wrote:
    I like this game and most of the people in it.. but it seems that I cant unwind in it anymore like I used to.

    It happens, StarVex, and to very many people. Take a break; go and do the stuff you like to do. Whatever you do, stay away from EVE. I can't stress that enough. Get it right out of your system. You'll know it's working when RL starts to throw you interesting alternatives.

    If that doesn't happen, and you find RL as much of a grind as EVE was, then the problem is not EVE, and the solution lies elsewhere. I wish you the best of luck; and I'm being sincere.

  • Miner Extortion by Gankers in EVE Gameplay Center

    StarVex Ronuken wrote:
    yea not good with writing. it makes sense that npcs will be the future miners. oh well.. and who said I was whining? I get where yall are coming from.. the tears are nice I will admit. but at least tone some of the cultism down though seriously it reminds me of children of the corn

    The message has to be wrapped in a recognisable package in order for the miners to 'get it'. They don't like the package much either; but (eventually, by hook or by Void), they get it.

    If the New Order of Highsec is a cult, it's a very odd one. You're free to leave and join at any point, there's no subscription - indeed, your running costs are reimbursed! - and no records whatsoever are kept. The Order does have a charismatic leader, that I grant you. Ghandi was a charismatic leader, but I'd hardly describe his party and followers as members of a 'cult'.

    I apologise for calling you a whiner; there appeared to me to be the air of complaint about your post. Clearly, I was in error!

    EDIT: Grammar; instrumental case.

  • Miner Extortion by Gankers in EVE Gameplay Center

    StarVex Ronuken wrote:
    you need minerals to build ships and if no ships are built there are none to sell.

    Apart from your 'stream of consciousness' style (seriously, use paragraphs where you can StarVex), I also find it hard going to answer these same tired points made by you and other whiners.

    I wouldn't worry though; eventually, all mining will be done by NPCs - that's why CCP is trialling it now - and the supply side will thus be handled by the new AI they're developing. Isn't it wonderful?! We'll be able to switch our attention from AFK miners to AFK haulers, Autopiloters, and other Highsec ne'er-do-wells.


  • What do suicide gankers consider a "worthy target?" in EVE Communication Center

    Never mind all that b******s; if you haven't got a Permit, you're fair game.

  • Acceptance Speech in EVE Gameplay Center

    Starrakatt wrote:
    Noragen Neirfallas wrote:
    Dom Arkaral wrote:

    I wander how many people didn't fall asleep before the end?


    I stopped reading after a the first couple sentences.Shocked

    Could you resume?

    Edit: The format is excruciating to read.

    Inter-sub-forum Thunderdome. I think. What?

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